On With Two Words
It was a gimmicky line but it made a good point. At the
in the waiting area, Kala and I admired the expansive picture of the first
plane to soar in the air with a caption expressing that it didn't take off in
seconds, rather, “It took 6 years.” Durban Airport
To get something good in life it takes hard work. In the Bhagavad-gita much reference is given by
Krishna to two words used over and over
again. They are yoga and yajna. Both words imply discipline. Yoga, in the
literal sense, refers to linking or re-connecting to the Divine. It means to be obedient, to co-operate and be
a team player-- with the previous teachers, one’s guru, and God. It is a type of surrender where you renounce
Yajna, in traditional definition, refers to sacrifice, much in the same way that yoga is connecting. Chapter three makes strong statements to this end. “Work for the satisfaction of Vishnu, otherwise work (activity) binds you to this world.”
It is all a matter of how you channel your Karma. We are all born with a certain psychophysical structure and when directed properly, towards a disciplined aim, towards the Absolute, then good results will come.
“Be not attached to the fruits of your labour, but be attached to the duty, the discipline,”
also states in chapter three.
Kala and I took the flight to
and then on to . The flying was smooth, especially if it were
compared to when the Wright brothers took their first crack at it. Mauritius
May the source be with you!